As the 2010 World Series of Poker is getting closer and closer to the exciting Main Event, new winners are joining the prestigious list of champions. Here is an update of all the winners of the 2010 World Series of Poker.
Event #38, the $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold’em Championship: the new Pot Limit Hold’em champion is Hungarian Valdemar Kwaysser. This is Kwaysser’s third year at the WSOP and first Golden Bracelet. Kwaysser is the third Hungarian to ever win an event at the WSOP, the second this year. Winning the championship granted Kwaysser with a prize money of $617K.
Event #39, the $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout: After an all American Final Table, winner of event #39 was declared. 21 years old Steven Kelly won his first Golden Bracelet in his first even WSOP. Kelly has two more cashes in this 2010 tournament.
Event #40, the $2,500 Seven Card Razz: They say good things come in pairs? Well Frank Kassela is a living proof of this saying. It took Kassela 7 years of playing the World Series to win his first Golden Bracelet, in event 15. Now he won his second bracelet, in a spectacular show of will power and persistence. After he finished day 1 of the event in 105th place, he bounced back, joined the final table and won.
Event #41, the $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low Split 8 or Better: Event 41 has marked a record breaking moment in the WSOP. Fifth Englishman has won a Golden Bracelet in one year. The biggest number ever. It was 30 years old Steve Jelinek who has won his first Bracelet and England’s 5th. In his path to breaking the record he had to beat 847 participants to the event, including 11 times bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth who finished 7th, and 3 times Golden Bracelet winner Barry Greenstein, who finished in 12th place.
Event #42, the $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em: Deam Hamrick is the winner of event 42. This is Hamrick’s first Golden Bracelet, after he came in 10th in the 2008 WSOP main event.
Event #43, the $10,000 H.O.R.S.E World Championship: Ian Gordon is the new champion of the $10,000 H.O.R.S.E event. This is Gordon’s first World Series win. He won $611K in prize money.
Event #44, the $2,500 Mixed Hold’e, (Limit/No-Limit): It took 41 years old Gavin Smith many years of professional poker playing, 8 years of WSOP participation, 17 World Series Cashes and lots and lots of frustration to win his first Golden Bracelet. Gavin’s first win brought him $268K, and brought his career WSOP earnings to a total of a little more than $800K.
Event #45, the $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em: 24 years old Jesse Rockowitz is the latest player to join the Bracelet Holders Club. Rockowitz had to overcome a field of more than 3,000 participants to the event, to achieve his Golden Bracelet. This is Rockowitz’s first year to participate in the World Series of Poker.
Event #46, the $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low Split-8 or Better: Chris Bell is the happy winne of event 46. This win marks Bells’ exit from some bad times he had encountered last year. To make this comeback even sweeter, the father of two girls won a prize money of $327K.
Event #47, the $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em: With more than 3,000 entrants to event 47, winning the Golden Bracelet was not an easy task to accomplish. But 21 years old Shawn Busse, from Massapequa, US, has done it in his first appearance in the World Series of Poker. Apart from the coveted Bracelet young Busse will enjoy his prize money of $485K.
Stay tuned to more World Series of Poker updates, and of course to Main Event updates.